The Mastery of Destiny

G. P. Putnam's sons, 1909 - 120 páginas

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Página 113 - OUT of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Página 4 - The Moving Finger writes ; and, having writ, Moves on : nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
Página 116 - He that will not work according to his faculty, let him perish according to his necessity: there is no law juster than that.
Página 41 - Who thwarts it loses, and who serves it gains; The hidden good it pays with peace and bliss, The hidden ill with pains. It seeth everywhere and marketh all : Do right — it recompenseth ! do one wrong — The equal retribution must be made, Though Dharma tarry long. It knows not wrath nor pardon; utter-true Its measures mete, its faultless balance weighs; Times are as nought, to-morrow it will judge, Or after many days.
Página 64 - If anything is to be done, let a man do it, let him attack it vigorously ! A careless pilgrim only scatters the dust of his passions more widely.
Página 114 - ... not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
Página 63 - ... As in music it is not contiguous notes which combine to form chords, but those separated from each other, as a first, and a third, and a fifth ; so we produce social and domestic harmony by associating graduated differences. Two persons may be ' too much alike to agree.' They crowd each other, for ' two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time.
Página 67 - A world is composed of a large number of forms, and a city of a large number of houses. The arts, sciences, and institutions of a nation are built up by the efforts of individuals.

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